Do not see Pheniox as great, and think IP.s are recorded during registration, not sure but I am me, not him. Wish I were. I have a few of his programs , for sure, not rich, and he tellsl everyone that he will not make then rich either, just makes a few more pips to my account and I am a trader in for the long term.
Yes I registered here after finding so much talk around the new related to this and how Pheniox simply tried to make some free advertising and got jumped on. Really too bad but sure he will be fine without all the extra problems here. Perhaps a simple PM to him to begin with would have eliminated all this ' fun' here.
As to Masterpieces he has his own work published here and it is doing very well with around a 100% profit on some of them in this month only.
Since he sells only 500 copies , as I understand it, when he does release something it will not take long to see them disappear as well.
His Excalibur program, was envied by many with over 1,500 beta testers for six months, well documented on many forums, and sold out almost over night so sure he would not have used beta tester,s in any open forum if , as he has been accused, uses other peoples coding.
Sad though that the Excalibur program was hacked and is being distributed around the new. Without his support it is worthless anyway. Probably the main reason he no longer supplies demo versions. I would rather spend my time here watching his other program perform than play in these threads that go no where.